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Ok I decided enough was enough the other day and I'm pretty psyched about going vegan now. So I was wondering what I need to get next time I go shopping (pay next wed. Yay!).

I've heard about Nutritional Yeast but I don't know what the brand name is in Aust. Is it the same as normal [active] yeast?

I've got Vitari (forest berries) down instead of soy-ice cream because I don't really like soy much and frozen fruit seems like a better option to me. Apart from the usual fake meat I eat and tofu I can't think of anything else I need to get? I'm looking for soy-cheese but I've beentold there is only creamed varieties available here.

BTW anyone know of a 'creamer' available here? I've been using Oatmilk in coffee but the coffee is still so dark I may as well drink black but I prefer it ligher for psychological reasons I guess.


I can't find any Kosher supermarkets outside of the Sydney CBD either which is a pain because that means no Jelly (Osem).
 

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I live in Aus..what was your question? There is no food you must get as a vegan, but if you were looking for specific vegan foods i'll help you out (apart from the creamer/jelly...no luck with that)
 

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The Nutr. Yeast I get is from Lotus (savoury yeast flakes). They're about $8 for 100g, but can last a while (unless you make the melty-cheese recipe on the back).

Also check out Kingland for cheese-type stuff (I found some of their products yucky though, but their cheddar-style cheese is nice.... Coles should have it).
 

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I live in Aus..what was your question? There is no food you must get as a vegan, but if you were looking for specific vegan foods i'll help you out (apart from the creamer/jelly...no luck with that)
I guess what I meant was - vegan brands of products I already buy e.g. deoderant, shampoo, pasta, sauces etc.
 

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Deoderant - Evoke, The Body Crystal or various natural deoderants (eg Tea Tree) from health food shops.

Shampoo - I think Herbal Essences is okay. The Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash I buy is called Nature's Organics and is available in most supermarkets. Also, at Priceline, their own brand is vegan.

Pasta and Sauces - Majority are vegan so just have a look at the labels to double check.
 

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This repeats some of what iceflower said.

Shampoo/conditioner:

Pure Essence brand (no animal ingredients/testing, all natural). http://www.puressence.au.com/

Nature's Organics (no animal ingredients/testing, 100% Aussie). http://www.naturesorganics.com.au/

Deodorant:

OK Tea Tree (no animal ingredients/testing, 100% Aussie). http://www.thursdayplantation.com.au

The Body Crystal Mist (pump bottle, no animal testing/ingredients). http://www.bodycrystal.com.au

Desire (no testing, not sure about ingredients).

Toothpaste:

Red Seal Herbal Fresh (no ingred/tests).

I've seen and tried a couple of other brands but can't recall them.

http://www.choosecrueltyfree.org.au/ppls1.htm

The only pasta I use is San Remo (http://www.san-remo.com.au/) wholemeal (I don't like white pasta much anymore). And the pasta sauce I use is usually Paul Newman's Sockarooni (it gives instructions on the back at the end of which it states "non-vegetarians may want to add meat").
 

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Deodorant:

OK Tea Tree (no animal ingredients/testing, 100% Aussie). http://www.thursdayplantation.com.au

The Body Crystal Mist (pump bottle, no animal testing/ingredients). http://www.bodycrystal.com.au

Desire (no testing, not sure about ingredients).

Shampoo etc for me is all the same so that isn't much of a change., but are those deoderants any good? I use Dove normally and haven't used anything else for years. I'm picky about that.
 
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